1. There is no legal obligation to use a funeral director.
2. You don’t have to use a traditional black hearse.
3. You don’t have to have a traditional wooden coffin.
4. The body can stay at home.
5. The body does not have to be embalmed or sutured.
6. Many independent-looking funeral directors are not independent.
7. The body is rarely kept at the funeral director’s high street shop.
8. Funerals don’t have to be expensive.
9. Euphemisms aren’t helpful.
10. Funeral directors don’t know best.